About Us

As the City of Duluth's economic development agent, DEDA works to stimulate business investment, expand economic prosperity, and grow the local tax base. DEDA emphasizes return on investment, private sector leadership and strengthening relationships with the business community.

DEDA staff and board members work closely with the City administration, the City Council, local development groups, and the community as a whole to improve opportunities in Duluth. These partnerships are paying off with a vibrant, diversified economy and business climate that creates jobs, builds prosperity, and secures a strong tax base to fund vital City services.